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July 2016
32 Pei-Chia Wu (TPE)
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Chinese Taipei release final roster for U18 Championship in Iran

TAIPEI (2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship) - Chinese Taipei have released the names of the 12 players who will be travelling to Tehran to participate in the 24th FIBA Asia U18 Championship next week.

Only three players who participated in the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship last month have been included in the U18 team.

Wu Pei-Chia, Chen Yu-Wei and Chang Chen-Ya were all part of the Chinese Taipei U17 team in Spain. The trio were also part of the U16 team that got into the 2015 FIBA Asia U16 Championship Final in Jakarta.

Chinese Taipei 12-player roster for 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship   
Wang Yung-Cheng Kai Kuo-Hao Ting Sheng-Ju Chen Yu-Wei
Jian Ting-Jhao Hsieh Ya-Hsuan Chou Kuei-Yu Huang Chien-Chih
Chang Chen-Ya Tseng Hsiang-Chun Li Chia-Kang Wu Pei-Chia

One name however that is not on the list is Lin Tin-Chien. The 1999-year born forward will miss the U18 Championship despite his excellent performances at both the FIBA Asia U16 Championship and the FIBA U17 Worlds. 

Chinese Taipei will take on defending champions China, Philippines, Iraq and Thailand in Group A of the FIBA Asia U18 Championship. Chinese Taipei reached the Semi-Finals at the last edition of the competition in Qatar two years ago, but were beaten at that stage by eventual Champions China.

The 24th FIBA Asia U18 Championship, which runs from 22-31 July, is the qualifying event for the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship in Cairo with the top three teams from the 2016 FIBA Asia U18 Championship advancing to the U19 Worlds. 

Chinese Taipei have not qualified for the U19 Worlds since 2011.